Karrina Nolan is a Yorta Yorta woman and Director of Original Power, an organisation with a mission to build the power of her people.
‘My social change proposal is to build the power of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples through organising and campaigning to protect country. Working in partnership with existing campaigns, allies, networks and initiatives to power people, campaigns, and solutions.’
Karrina has worked as an organiser, strategist, campaigner, facilitator and community educator alongside Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, young people and communities for over 20 years. She has developed and delivered community cultural development programs in remote and regional communities, working with young people to develop confidence and pride to talk up their issues and supported hundreds of women to be effective and strategic change makers.
‘My focus is on building the power of my mob working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities building up capacity for self-determination in the context of mining, economic development and climate change.’